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Willoughby Symphony

Entering its 47th year, the extraordinary Willoughby Symphony has blossomed into an exceptional orchestra of international standard. Widely celebrated for captivating performances that showcase the orchestra’s incredible virtuosity across the entire symphonic repertoire. It is renowned for an outstanding annual subscription series that encompasses beloved orchestral classics, innovative music presentation styles, and family-oriented productions that engage and delight audiences of all ages.

The musicians are a tight-knit group with a rich and supportive culture, and their enthusiasm and passion for music is obvious in every concert.

Willoughby Symphony’s concerts

May
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Willoughby Symphony | Lior in Concert
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood
May
23
Willoughby Symphony | Serendipity
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood
May
24
Willoughby Symphony | Serendipity
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood

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April 2020

Bel a cappella and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Dreamscape

4 April 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
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One event on 5 April 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Bel a cappella Artistic and Musical Director leads the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir in a stunning concert of uplifting choral works. From the heavenly music of George Dyson’s masterful Hierusalem, a setting of 16th-century poetry depicting a glittering Paradise, to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s eye-wateringly beautiful setting of the Latin Te Deum text, which brought to mind for the composer the “immeasurable serenity imparted by a mountain panorama”, this is music that transcends the physical world. Holy Dreaming, by…

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Bel a cappella and Willoughby Symphony Orchestra | Dreamscape

5 April 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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One event on 5 April 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse: Concert Hall, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Avenue
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Bel a cappella Artistic and Musical Director leads the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and Choir in a stunning concert of uplifting choral works. From the heavenly music of George Dyson’s masterful Hierusalem, a setting of 16th-century poetry depicting a glittering Paradise, to Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s eye-wateringly beautiful setting of the Latin Te Deum text, which brought to mind for the composer the “immeasurable serenity imparted by a mountain panorama”, this is music that transcends the physical world. Holy Dreaming, by…

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May 2020

Willoughby Symphony | Lior in Concert

22 May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Lior is one of Australia’s most treasured singer songwriters renowned for his beautiful voice and songs that radiate truth and sincerity. He burst on to the Australian music scene in 2005 with his debut album ‘Autumn Flow’ which has become one of the most successful independent debut releases in Australia. Lior has since released a further six albums. He is a multi ARIA award winner as well as an APRA Screen Award winner for his songwriting work for film and…

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Willoughby Symphony | Serendipity

23 May 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm AEST
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One event on 24 May 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Hear some of the best new talent Australian music has to offer in SERENDIPITY as 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year finalist, clarinettist Oliver Shermacher joins the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith for the world premiere of a brand new clarinet concerto by Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s composer-in-residence Alice Chance, specially commissioned by the orchestra. You’ll be treated to the music of one of the country’s newest rising stars, as the winning work from the Fine Music…

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Willoughby Symphony | Serendipity

24 May 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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One event on 24 May 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Hear some of the best new talent Australian music has to offer in SERENDIPITY as 2018 ABC Young Performer of the Year finalist, clarinettist Oliver Shermacher joins the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dr Sarah Penicka-Smith for the world premiere of a brand new clarinet concerto by Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s composer-in-residence Alice Chance, specially commissioned by the orchestra. You’ll be treated to the music of one of the country’s newest rising stars, as the winning work from the Fine Music…

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July 2020

Willoughby Symphony | Beethoven’s birthday Children’s concert

11 July 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AEST
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$26

Happy Birthday to Beethoven! Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Dr Nicholas Milton AM will lead the festivities in this special one-hour concert for children, presented by renowned conductor George Ellis, who has plenty of birthday surprises in store. Children are invited to come dressed in their birthday best, as they discover the magic of Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony. Following the concert, the birthday fun will continue with party games and children are invited to explore and play the instruments of…

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Willoughby Symphony | Fate

11 July 2020 @ 7:00 pm AEST
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One event on 12 July 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

“These Americans cannot get enough of it,” Sergei Rachmaninov said of his Second Piano Concerto during a tour of the USA. Indeed, who can resist such unforgettable melodies and fiendish pianism? Hear award-winning pianist Amir Farid join Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in July for an unforgettable performance at The Concourse of one of the piano’s greatest masterpieces. The concert opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s dramatic Ruy Blas Overture, written with feverish intensity in a matter of…

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Willoughby Symphony | Fate

12 July 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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One event on 12 July 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

“These Americans cannot get enough of it,” Sergei Rachmaninov said of his Second Piano Concerto during a tour of the USA. Indeed, who can resist such unforgettable melodies and fiendish pianism? Hear award-winning pianist Amir Farid join Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in July for an unforgettable performance at The Concourse of one of the piano’s greatest masterpieces. The concert opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s dramatic Ruy Blas Overture, written with feverish intensity in a matter of…

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August 2020

Willoughby Symphony | Last Night of the Proms

22 August 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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One event on 23 August 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

The Last Night of the Proms extravaganza has regularly performed to cheering sold out audiences. Experience an unforgettable performance of unbridled enthusiasm in our 2020 edition as the full Orchestra and Choir combine with the Pacific Opera in a massive concert featuring Pomp and Circumstance, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and other beloved symphonic and choral favourites. Dr Nicholas Milton AM conductor Willoughby Symphony Orchestra Willoughby Symphony Choir Pacific Opera

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Willoughby Symphony | Last Night of the Proms

23 August 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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One event on 23 August 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

The Last Night of the Proms extravaganza has regularly performed to cheering sold out audiences. Experience an unforgettable performance of unbridled enthusiasm in our 2020 edition as the full Orchestra and Choir combine with the Pacific Opera in a massive concert featuring Pomp and Circumstance, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia, and other beloved symphonic and choral favourites. Dr Nicholas Milton AM conductor Willoughby Symphony Orchestra Willoughby Symphony Choir Pacific Opera

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September 2020

Willoughby Symphony | Five Chapters

19 September 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST
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One event on 20 September 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Spend a terrifying Night on Bald Mountain with Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra this September as they conjure the dark spirits in Modest Mussorgsky’s demonic tone poem. Then join Sydney’s very own Nexas Saxophone Quartet with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for the Australian premiere of beloved Australian composer (and former Willoughby composer-in-residence) Elena Kats-Chernin’s Five Chapters, originally written for the world famous Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony opens with a haunting clarinet melody, the ‘Fate’…

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Willoughby Symphony | Five Chapters

20 September 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
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One event on 20 September 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Spend a terrifying Night on Bald Mountain with Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra this September as they conjure the dark spirits in Modest Mussorgsky’s demonic tone poem. Then join Sydney’s very own Nexas Saxophone Quartet with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra for the Australian premiere of beloved Australian composer (and former Willoughby composer-in-residence) Elena Kats-Chernin’s Five Chapters, originally written for the world famous Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony opens with a haunting clarinet melody, the ‘Fate’…

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November 2020

Willoughby Symphony | Patriots

14 November 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT
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One event on 15 November 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

One of Australia’s most exciting young chamber groups, the Estivo Trio (violinist Fox Chan, cellist Jonathan Békês and pianist Ying Ho) joins Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in November for Beethoven’s innovative Triple Concerto. Scored for piano trio and orchestra – a combination unprecedented in music history – Beethoven wrote the Concerto alongside his famous Eroica Symphony, possibly to show off the skills of his young student and future patron, Archduke Rudolph. Jean Sibelius wrote his…

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Willoughby Symphony | Patriots

15 November 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm AEDT
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One event on 15 November 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

One of Australia’s most exciting young chamber groups, the Estivo Trio (violinist Fox Chan, cellist Jonathan Békês and pianist Ying Ho) joins Dr Nicholas Milton AM and the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra in November for Beethoven’s innovative Triple Concerto. Scored for piano trio and orchestra – a combination unprecedented in music history – Beethoven wrote the Concerto alongside his famous Eroica Symphony, possibly to show off the skills of his young student and future patron, Archduke Rudolph. Jean Sibelius wrote his…

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December 2020

Willoughby Symphony | The Magic of Christmas

6 December 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEDT
The Concourse Theatre, Chatswood, 409 Victoria Road,
Chatswood, NSW 2067 Australia
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$15 – $53

Celebrate the magic of Christmas at this delightfully jubilant concert performance for the whole family. Sing along to your favourite Christmas classics. Under the baton of acclaimed conductor Guy Noble, the Willoughby Symphony and special guest soloists from Pacific Opera will perform all of your favourite carols in this memorable celebration of glorious music that will fill your heart with the joy of the festive season. Guy Noble conductor Willoughby Symphony Orchestra Willoughby Symphony Choir Pacific Opera

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